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The final book begins with Voldemort and his Death Eaters at the home ofLucius Malfoy, Malfoy Manor. They are beginning to plan out how to kill Harry Potter during his vulnerable period after he leaves 4 Privet Drive. After "borrowing" Lucius's wand — Voldemort does so in a way that indicates Lucius has no choice — Voldemort kills his captive, Hogwarts ProfessorCharity Burbage, teacher of Muggle
Studies, for teaching the subject and for an article she wrote suggesting that Muggles should be treated as equals toPure-bloods. Harry Potter, meanwhile, is rummaging through his school trunk, sorting what he will need to take with him from what will be left behind. While taking a break, he reads some articles about Albus Dumbledore. One is sympathetic, the other is critical of him. In those obituaries, it is revealed that his father, Percival, supposedly hated Muggles and had attacked several of them. Percival died
in Azkaban for his crimes. It is also suggested that Dumbledore was responsible for the death of his younger sister Ariana, and that he was, at one time, a Blood purity supremacist in league with Gellert Grindelwald. Harry regrets not having asked Dumbledore more about his past, but this is soon forgotten as he leaves his home that night. He convinces his Aunt Petunia, Uncle Vernon, and cousin Dudley that they need to leave as well to avoid being captured by the Death Eaters. Eventually Order of the Phoenix members and Ministry of
Magic Aurors,Dedalus Diggle and Hestia Jones, arrive to escort them
to an undisclosed location. Before leaving, Dudley admits that he cares about Harry and thanks him for saving his soul during the Dementor attack of 1995, and they shake hands.
Dudley thanks his cousin for saving his life.
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Soon after, the Order of the Phoenix arrives with a plan to sneak Harry away from his house and avoid being captured by Voldemort. After initially being against the plan, Harry acquiesces, seeing that he has no choice, and Ron, Fred, and George Weasley, along with Hermione Granger, Fleur Delacour, and Mundungus Fletcher, take Polyjuice Potion to make themselves look like Harry, in order to act as decoys for Voldemort. Each depart with a different Order member to protect them while riding on broomsticks or Thestrals, while Harry leaves with Hagrid in a sidecar attached to Sirius's motorcycle. However, the plan goes badly wrong as the group is attacked by Death Eaters almost immediately after taking off, during which Hedwig is killed. Harry fights off Death Eaters by firing curses and hexes at them, while Hagrid uses a number of gadgets the motorcycle is now equipped with: a deployable solid brick wall, a net, and a dragon fire booster.
to stop them planning and delay them from leaving. Harry. who had survived his fall. For his birthday. Harry has a vision of Voldemort searching for someone known as Gregorovitch. Harry's 17th birthday. Nevertheless. he receives a number of gifts. The couple show the two a Portkey. Harry finds Hagrid. Ollivander is unable to explain. and Voldemort and the Death Eaters are unable to follow him. as a result of a connection between his and Voldemort's minds. which transports them straight to the Burrow. the most useful being a new sneakoscope from Hermione. Moments later. Hagrid leaps off the bike at another Death Eater. and meets Tonks' parents. Voldemort attempts to strike again. and as Voldemort is about to kill Harry. in which Voldemort questions Ollivander. Harry enters the protective charms of the Tonks' home. He also shares a short romantic . which Harry suspects is an attempt by Mrs. Ted and Andromeda. who crafted the wands. they manage to get together and discuss their plans for completing the quest Dumbledore left them. There. George's ear was slashed off by Severus Snape. Weasley. Mad-Eye Moody was killed by Voldemort himself. The day before the wedding. and Ron are kept busy with preparations for Bill and Fleur'swedding. Voldemort joins in the pursuit.The Death Eaters discover the real Harry after he attempts to disarm an imperiused Stan Shunpike. Ron's mother. but at that moment. Hermione. the casualties are counted: Hedwig was struck by a killing curse. about why Harry's wand acted as it did. During their time at the Burrow. Harry later has a vision regarding his escape. Harry's wand acts on its own accord and shoots a curse at Voldemort and breaks Lucius's wand. to find and destroy Voldemort's Horcruxes.
and Hermione the personal effects of Albus Dumbledore. After the ceremony. The sword was withheld because. Kingsley Shacklebolt's Patronus arrives to warn the attendants: Voldemort has taken over the Ministry of Magic and Rufus Scrimgeour has been killed. Ron. Godric first Golden Snitch Harry had Gryffindor's Sword. it was not Dumbledore's to give. Rufus Scrimgeour. a book of wizard-culture fairy tales written in Runes. Minister for Magic.The Tales of Beedle the Bard. the Deluminator (known as a "Put-Outer" inHarry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone). Scrimgeour claimed. and ever caught in the a Hogwarts Quidditch match. The three try to discover the purpose of the objects given to them. with the power to douse all lights in the surrounding area. During the wedding celebration. Ariana. and Hermione flee the wedding. which Ron "accidentally" interrupts. Dumbledore had had a sister. but are forced to give their attention to other matters: Fleur and Bill's wedding the following day. which had been bequeathed to them in his will: To Ron. who's existence had been hushed up by the family.embrace with his ex-girlfriend. Muriel believes the reason for this is that Ariana was a squib. to Hermione. and to Harry. Later in the day. Harry disguises himself as "Ron's cousin" Barny Weasley for the wedding to avoid causing an uproar. Ginny Weasley in her bedroom when she kisses him as something to remember her by. while Ron and Hermione are dancing Harry speaks with Elphias Doge and Ron's great aunt Murielwhere he learns more not so savory details from Dumbledore's past. . Harry. arrives at The Burrow to give Harry. first arriving in a Muggle café in Tottenham court road. Ron.
The first morning there. Although there was some debate whether Severus Snape could get in. Harry realises that Regulus was the R. Unable to find it. former Order headquarters. After Regulus learned of this. with reinforcement Death Eaters.B. flee to 12 Grimmauld Place. where they hide. the deceased younger brother of his also deceased godfather Sirius. but thinking themselves in danger in public. Ron. and Hermione manage to defeat the Death Eaters. almost immediately upon their arrival. and a former Death Eater. two Death Eaters suddenly locate them. Kreacher tells the trio that he had helped Voldemort place the real Horcrux in the cave.The trio escapes the wedding Added by You-Know-Who Though they think themselves safe for the moment. Harry. Harry finds Regulus Arcturus Black. They soon surmise that the locket had indeed been in the house. they call upon Kreacher. but their fears were soon realised to be untrue as they reached the dilapidated house. however. he had ordered Kreacher to return with him to the cave in order to substitute a fake locket for the real . the Black family's house elf.A. from the fake Horcrux locket Harry found with Dumbledore and began searching the house for the real one. and attack them.
They ambush three . and the Ministry is now openly persecuting Muggle-born wizards and witches. Kreacher brings Fletcher back to Number 12 Grimmauld Place. claiming that he had a part in Dumbledore's death. He explains more of the situation: the Voldemort-controlled Ministry and Death Eaters are searching for Harry. the trio are visited by Order member Remus Lupin. He then offers to join the trio in their quest. Kreacher also tells them that Mundungus Fletcher stole the locket. but he has already given away the locket to Dolores Umbridge as a bribe. While waiting for Kreacher. Moody's eye Added by You-Know-Who After a month of spying on the Ministry of Magic. as the Black family would have been safer not involved in Voldemort's affairs. and Lupin angrily storms off. who is pregnant with their child.one. Later. not wanting to remain with his wife Nymphadora Tonks. Harry calls him a coward for abandoning his son. because he fears the child will be a werewolf like him. and they send him to find Fletcher. Regulus was killed in the process while Kreacher escaped with the Horcrux locket. the trio infiltrate it in order to retrieve the Horcrux from Umbridge.
employees and use Polyjuice Potion to impersonate them with Hermione taking on the appearance ofMafalda Hopkirk. at work. which Umbridge had falsely used to bolster her credentials. never staying anywhere for more than a night or two. the Ministry knows that there are intruders having discovered Moody's eye missing. After being separated. They move from place to place. their hiding place is discovered. and Harry impersonatingAlbert Runcorn. Once they reunite with Ron. he witnesses the Muggle-Born Registration Commission. Once Harry reunites with Hermione. Harry stuns Umbridge and the Death Eater Yaxley. and they are forced to flee to the countryside. They make for the exit. set up to convict Muggle-borns of "stealing" magic. so as to give it a proper burial and the respect it deserves. Thinking it a disgrace to Moody's memory to keep it stuck in Umbridge's door. Hermione takes the Horcrux. from Umbridge. they encourage the Muggle-borns to flee the country. he steals the eye. The trio at their camp . By the time Harry and Hermione begin freeing the Muggle-borns. and as they escape. Harry discovers Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody’s magical eye has been taken by Umbridge. Ron looking like Reginald Cattermole. Enraged by what he sees. Ron is injured.
leaving Harry and Hermione together. author of 'A History Of Magic'. wherein revealed that Godric Gryffindor’s sword.Added by You-Know-Who After several weeks of travelling in which they accomplish nothing. Tonks. Dean Thomas. Hermione realises that it must be impregnated with Basilisk venom. After sharing an emotional . they discover that the sword had last been used by Dumbledore to destroy another Horcrux. with Bathilda Bagshot. After many more listless weeks. Ron is discouraged. and after questioning the portrait of Phineas Nigellus Black. their quest is becoming hopeless. they overhear a conversation between Ted andGornuk. they worry about the punishment but are relieved to hear that they only served detention with Hagrid. Initially distraught (particularly Hermione) over Ron's departure. Ron argues with Harry and angrily departs claiming that Hermione had chosen Harry over himself when she decides to stay. feeling that with the sword now necessary as well. Dirk it is Cresswell. which was in Dumbledore's possession. They also overhear that some students attempted to steal the sword. Griphook. Harry and Hermione hear all this and are heartened. the two of them realise they will have to continue without him. then sent to the Lestrange Vault for protection. the two first visit the graveyard where both Harry and Dumbledore’s families are buried. Arriving in Godric's Hollow. and someone took away the real sword. and out of reach. they make their way to Godric's Hollow on the off-chance Dumbledore left the sword there for them. Upon hearing that the perpetrators were their friends. Marvolo Gaunt's Ring. is actually a copy.
hidden in a frozen forest pool. it is actually a trap. a Patronus in the shape of a silvery doe appears on the edge of their camp and leads Harry toGodric Gryffindor's Sword. they visit the memorial to Harry’s family. He was Bagshot’s relative and. Thinking she may have been entrusted with the sword. Harry's wand is accidentally destroyed by Hermione's Blasting Charm in the chaos. where they find a picture of the Dark WizardGellert Grindelwald. He discovers that the boy he saw in Lord Voldemort's mind is none other than Grindelwald. The following evening. “Bathilda” is actually Nagini.moment and laying a wreath on Harry’s parents’ grave. Harry strips down to his underwear and dives down after the sword. Dumbledore’s childhood friend. but the locket Horcrux on his neck tries to keep Harry under the water long enough for him to drown. He discovers that Dumbledore and Grindelward had been good friends. Harry reaches a new level of disillusionment with his former mentor. . Harry was briefly incapacitated following the incident in Godric's Hollow. and had shared the idea that wizards should rule over the Muggles. They spend Harry's day or two convalescence in the Forest of Dean where Harry sits down to vindictively read Rita Skeeter's book The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore. However. Voldemort’s snake familiar. long ago. and Harry and Hermione only narrowly escape from Voldemort. and then encounter the historian Bathilda Bagshot. they follow her to her house. an old family friend of Dumbledore’s who authored A History of Magic.
and not caring about Ron. The two then return to camp. a symbol which has shown up time and again during their journey. which has more powers than they originally thought. He reveals that Voldemort's name has been "made Taboo": anybody saying it can be traced and located. who manages to stab the locket. the pair then speak to Ron with Voldemort's cruel voice.The silver doe Added by You-Know-Who Ron returns in time to save Harry from drowning and pulls the sword out of the pool. claiming to love each other. the Deluminator. Then Harry suggests that it is Ron who must destroy the Horcrux with the sword. Only days after escaping from Voldemort in Godric's Hollow. Ron reveals that he was able to find Harry with the aid of Dumbledore's gift. Harry tells Ron he has absolutely no romantic feelings for Hermione because he loved her as a sister and that she was very upset when Ron left. Afterward. Inside the Horcrux areTom Riddle's eyes from which distorted versions of Harry and Hermione appear. the trio begin searching . She realises their next necessary step: to speak to Xenophilius Lovegood and ask him about Grindelwald's mark. as Harry puts his many layers of clothes back on. which is how they were found in the café.
Ron. They discover that Lovegood has betrayed them to the Ministry. AtLovegood’s home. When they are sighted by the Death Eaters. was taken captive earlier in the year because he was encouraging support for Harry. and whoever owns all three sacred items is the "Master of Death." Harry believes his own cloak to be the legendary Invisibility Cloak and is very excited. a fairy tale about three men who bested Death and each received a magical item for it: An unbeatable wand (called the Elder Wand). and an Invisibility Cloak that can hide the wearer from Death itself and never failed with age. He then introduces them to The Tale of the Three Brothers. Luna. Lovegood tells them that the three items are collectively represented by the symbol. With Harry not performing. Harry. which reports on . but also protect Ron's alibi. Ron finally manages to tune into a rogue wizard radio broadcast called "Potterwatch". he begins to neglect his duties as the group's leader as he sits in reverie. After listless weeks. and Hermione are told that the symbol actually represents the Deathly Hallows. unlike most cloaks of that nature. The trio barely escape from the Death Eaters sent to fetch them. she guides Harry and Ron as theyDissapparate.the hills surrounding Ottery St. and he believes that giving them Harry will win her freedom. Hermione throws Harry's cloak over Ron and blasts away the floor. Harry becomes obsessed with finding them. After hearing the story of the Deathly Hallows. In an ingenious plan to ensure escape. a stone which could bring back the dead (the Resurrection Stone). run by Lee Jordan. Catchpole for the Lovegood residence. Ron steps up to lead them as they venture up and down the island checking in many places for any sign of another Horcrux. his daughter.
they are taken into the drawing room to have their identities confirmed. She singles out Hermione for torture and interrogation to find how the trio acquired the sword. At that instant Bellatrix Lestrange. after the programme. while Ron and Harry are locked in a cellar with Dean. he reaches for his Dark Mark. Harry accidentally says Voldemort’s name and a group of Snatchers find Harry. stops Lucius. and in desperation begs for help. but when Lucius Malfoy is satisfied that the prisoners are indeed Harry Potter and his accomplices. and Wormtail resists. and Luna. She has seen a sword being carried by one of the Snatchers and believes it to be Godric Gryffindor's Sword which is supposed to be in her vault. losing his wand to Ron.Griphook. Ron. Harry and Ron attack him. As Draco slams the door. The Malfoys' son Draco is home for the Easter holidays. Bellatrix sends Draco to fetch Griphook who Harry convinces to corroborate Hermione's story. Upstairs.what is really happening. When Dobby dissapparates. Luna. Dobby apparates into the cellar. and Harry laughs for the first time in months. the noise is heard upstairs and Wormtail is sent to investigate. and Hermione and capture them. Harry calls upon the Life debt that Wormtail owes him. sees a flash of blue in it resembling Dumbledore's eye. and Wormtail momentarily . and Ollivander first and then return for everyone else. but grabbing Harry's neck with his artificial hand. saying that the sword is a copy. The broadcast is quite entertaining. However. who was with the Malfoys. Harry locates his broken shard of mirror. He is reluctant to identify the trio. Harry orders him to take Dean. Hermione lies to Bellatrix. taking them to Malfoy Manor. Ollivander. There.
when Bellatrix threatens to cut Hermione's throat. He digs Dobby's grave by hand as Hermione and Griphook are tended to in the house. Shell Cottage. Wormtail’s artificial hand. Harry picks up Griphook. and he and Harry begin a fierce exchange of spells with the others in the room.hesitates. Ron and Harry. helpless to aid him. his wand and the wands Ron and Harry had taken during the earlier skirmish. Upon coming to his senses Harry realises that Dobby is dying. As Voldemort approaches. but Dobby is slain by Bellatrix Lestrange as they flee. made by Voldemort three years previous. They are forced to stop. Ron disarms Bellatrix. rush upstairs to save Hermione. Ron sprints to pull Hermione from the wreckage as Harry wrests three wands from Draco. immediately strangles Wormtail to death instead for the mercy he has shown. They escape as Voldemort is close to arriving. and Bellatrix questioning Griphook. When they crash through the door. Harry has cut himself while cleaning out his school trunk. seizes Dobby and dissapparates as Ron does the same with Hermione. The . Added by You-Know-Who They arrive at Bill and Fleur's home. Dobby returns and drops the chandelier onto Bellatrix. They peek through the door to find Hermione passed out on the floor.
The trio spend nearly a month planning. Later. as well as the other two. Ollivander also gives him a lesson on wand mechanics. he gets confirmation as he has a vision in which Voldemort successfully steals the Elder Wand from the tomb of Dumbledore. He tells Griphook he can have the sword after they have broken in to the Bank. planning to give him the sword after all the Horcruxes have been destroyed. Harry. Griphook eventually agrees to help the trio. He comes to a reaffirmation of faith in his old mentor and loses his burning obsession with the Deathly Hallows. Harry questions Griphook about how to break into Gringotts Wizarding Bank. but he is very careful not to mention when. While digging the grave. Harry reluctantly agrees. He realises that Dumbledore had been right about Dobby and Ron and Pettigrew. believing that a Horcrux is hidden in Bellatrix'svault based on her reaction when she saw that the trio had Gryffindor's Sword. because he seems to relish causing pain. He had returned to Tonks by Chistmas and tells everyone that she has given birth to a son who does not have his . only seeing daylight or the other occupants of the house at mealtimes. revealing his deep insight into Lord Voldemort's way of thinking. comes to strongly dislike Griphook. or otherwise defeats another wizard. in return for Gryffindor's sword. as Goblins are notoriously known for going back on their word. While telling them this. Remus Lupin visits them again. they can use that wizard's wand as well as their own. Harry then questions Ollivander about the Elder Wand. kills.group holds a little funeral for the brave elf who saved their lives. Harry does some thinking. when a wizard disarms. Harry tells Ron and Hermione that Voldemort is seeking the Elder Wand as the way to defeat him.
With Griphook's help. Through the use of disguises and Harry's repeated use of the Imperius Curse. but Griphook betrays their presence and flees with the sword. of Polyjuice Potion as Bellatrix using some hair that had been left on her after the Battle of Malfoy Manor. Ron. and as they are cleaning up. Harry grabs it. Gryffindor's sword is kept by Griphook. they manage to gain access to the bank. Harry. and Hermione narrowly escape the many guards on the back of a captive half-blind dragon. After extensive planning. Lupin also gives Harry the honour of being Teddy Lupin's godfather. Gringotts . Helga Hufflepuff's Cup. obtain on May 1st the Hermione group poses sets by out way for Gringotts to the Horcrux. and Griphook and Harry go in under the Invisibility cloak. their cover is blown. they gain access to the vault and find the Horcrux. Ron is disguised as a foreign wizard. and the defences are set against them. instead possessing Tonks'sMetamorphmagus abilities.werewolf tendencies. Bill corners Harry and tells him to be wary of Griphook. After many rounds of wine. As they are travelling down the tunnel to the Lestrange Vault. he departs.
they need to do so immediately. Aberforth urges the trio to flee. With Aberforth about to return to school. realising now they are being sought after and destroyed. However. to protect her. founder of Ravenclaw house. with Kendra and Aberforth the ones caring for her the most. Harry and friends are cornered by Death Eaters. Harry realises that if they want to get the Horcrux within Hogwarts. before Voldemort finds his other Horcruxes missing. She had been a witch. Albus's brother. Albus took over care of Ariana. for which he was confronted by Aberforth. which Harry suspects to be a relic of Rowena Ravenclaw. confirming a belief he had shared with the others to much derision. they immediately trigger the Caterwauling Charmplaced on the village alerting the Death Eaters to their presence. When they arrive in Hogsmeade. Percival attacked the muggles in retaliation. Voldemort inadvertently reveals that the unknown Horcrux. Harry also discovers that Aberforth was the one he saw in the mirror at Malfoy Manor. They immediately Apparate to Hogsmeade to find a way to sneak into the school. but they refuse to give up. He began to neglect his duties as he was planning his uprising with Grindlewald. but an attack on her by muggle boys had left her unable to control her abilities. The family kept Ariana and her condition secret. and ran into Grindlewald at this time. one of Ariana's outbursts killed Kendra. is safe within Hogwarts Castle. .Added by You-Know-Who Harry has a vision shortly after the escape in which Lord Voldemort lists off all the locations of the Horcruxes. but are saved by Aberforth Dumbledore. Aberforth then tells them the truth about Ariana.
or those who had graduated previously. . in which Ariana was killed. who was made headmaster following Voldemort's takeover of the ministry. such asFred and George Weasley. Harry's old Quidditch team. Neville greets the trio Added by You-Know-Who Neville summons members of the D. He reveals himself to get a closer look at the diadem but is seen by Alecto Carrow who had been stationed to watch the room. but she is stunned by Luna. and Dean. which has been lost for centuries. Soon. Harry and Luna venture under Harry's Invisibility cloak toRavenclaw Tower. and Luna have restarted Dumbledore's Army to resist the regime ofSeverus Snape. Luna. Cho Chang. who have been forced to leave the school. where Neville Longbottom greets them. and his first girlfriend. which Dumbledore believed to be a Horcrux. the only known relic is Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem.The three wizards got into a fight. including Ginny. Aberforth opens a secret passageway to Hogwarts. Ginny. She immediately summons Voldemort.A. Wishing to see what the diadem looks like. The trio learn that Neville. Harry asks them what they know about an object of Ravenclaw's. However.
in order to assault the school and kill Harry once and for all. Harry asks McGonagall for time to search the castle. and Ron remembers all about the house-elves in the kitchens. In a rage. When he speaks with the Grey Lady he surmises that Tom Riddle had learned of the diadem's location from her. they raise their own army consisting of teachers. Harry Cruciates him until he passes out. After being reminded they search the Room . At midnight. Voldemort discovers that two more of his Horcruxes have disappeared. All the while Harry tries to locate the diadem and Ron and Hermione who had gone missing. Dementors. who had disappeared in order to retrieve Basilisk fangs from the Chamber of Secrets to destroy the next two Horcruxes. The trio reenter the Room of Requirement. At this Hermione drops all the basilisk fangs she is holding and she and Ron share a deep. the D. meaningful kiss. Shortly after the battle begins. but they come across Severus Snape in the corridor. Harry recalls seeing the diadem in the Room of Requirement and meets up with Ron and Hermione. and Giants. and he spits in her face. Shortly after Harry's arrival. so he makes his thoughts known.. theOrder of the Phoenix. When Carrow suggests that they push the blame off onto the students. Acromantula. the Battle of Hogwarts begins.bothAmycus Carrow and Minerva McGonagall arrive to see what the disturbance is about. and Snape is run out of the building. After Hogwarts sent Snape fleeing. completely forgetting that Harry is there (and that there is a war going on). students.A. He does not feel that it is right to order them to die for them. and gathers an army of Death Eaters. and enchanted statues and suits of armour. McGonagall protests.
and Fred is killed. because of the horrors they have witnessed all seems lost. they come across Voldemort'sDementors. as the two armies battle it out furiously. After a short duel in which Crabbe aims to kill. a version of the Room of Requirement that students have used to hide things over the centuries. After that. Fred and Percy Weasley are seen duelling with two Death Eaters one of whom is Minister for Magic Pius Thicknesse. and Goyle escape on two old brooms. and the diadem is destroyed by the fire. deeply affecting his brothers. The trio fight their way through the castle. Voldemort and the Elder Wand Added by You-Know-Who With the cup and diadem destroyed. Ron. along with Crabbe. Luna. only one Horcrux remains: Voldemort's snake familiar Nagini.of Hidden Things. Crabbe mishandles the Fiendfyre spell. Unable to produce Patronuses. Once they are in there and are looking for 'The Lost Diadem' they are confronted by Malfoy and his cronies Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle. Once onto the grounds. They are saved by Seamus. . Hermione. Harry. Harry. and Ernie. After they defeat them. Malfoy. causing a huge inferno. there is an explosion in the corridor.
and then passed it on to Harry. he will join the battle. Dumbledore. in fact. As he dies. After seeing this. and Ron finally make it to the Shrieking Shack. cursed to die when he placed on the Gaunt family ring (another horcrux) had asked Snape to kill him if the situation demanded it. He coldly sets his snake on Snape. before he sacrifices himself to Voldemort. to spare himself a longer death at the hands of Voldemort's henchmen. and that Voldemort cannot be killed until Harry himself is killed by Voldemort. Harry sneaks out of the castle under hisInvisibility cloak and stops to tell Neville to kill Nagini (the other remaining Horcrux) at all costs. Harry makes his way up to Dumbledore's office to see the memories Snape left him. They discover him talking to Snape. a triple agent for Dumbledore. Then. Harry sees people looking for loved ones and counting up the dead. Harry also learns from these memories that Dumbledore believed Harry a Horcrux. where Voldemort is waiting. Snape gives up memories to Harry. but Voldemort's only concern is that the Elder Wand does not seem to work properly for him. It is also shown that Snape had stolen the true Gryffindor's Sword. It is revealed that Snape was. motivated to protect Harry's life at all costs by his lifelong love of Harry's mother. he opens the Golden Snitch left to . Now resigned to his fate. believing that the wand cannot serve him while Snape is still alive. Voldemort then delivers an ultimatum. if Harry does not surrender himself in an hour.Hermione. and had been loyal to Dumbledore ever since Voldemort had decided to go after the Potters. Lupin and Tonks laying next toColin Creevey and Fred. and all in Hogwarts will be destroyed. who wishes to participate in the battle to find Harry. as Snape had killed Dumbledore.
His "last thought" is of Ginny. Harry's wand imbued some of the qualities of Voldemort's wand and regurgitated some of his own magic back at him. He uses it to summon the spirits of his parents. of Sirius. and of Remus Lupin. He tries to betray no fear as he allows himself to be hit with the Killing Curse. Harry's mother comforting him before his "death" Added by You-Know-Who However.him by Dumbledore to reveal the Resurrection Stone. He appears to be in a Limbo state in which he can speak to Dumbledore. He also discovers that the part of Voldemort's . all of whom provide emotional support as Harry walks to his death. since Voldemort used Harry's blood to recreate his body. He enters Voldemort's camp and shows himself. it is explained he cannot be killed by Voldemort whilst Voldemort lives. Lily's protection over Harry binds the two and therefore tethers Harry to life. Dumbledore then gives Harry a theory on why his wand acted of its own accord: as a result of their encounter in the Little Hangleton Graveyard three years previous. Harry finds himself in a sort of dream (later finding out it was real) and meets the deceased Albus Dumbledore in what appears to be a deserted King's Cross Station. Here.
but Harry feels no pain from these curses. Hogwarts reinforcements appear near the school boundaries and run towards Hogwarts. Voldemort proceeds to torture Neville by summoning the Sorting Hat. she tells Voldemort and the Death Eatersthat Harry is indeed dead. and the battle recommences. the centaurs join the side of Hogwarts in the battle. Nagini. pulled from the Sorting Hat. the last Horcrux. placing it on his head. is beheaded by Neville using Gryffindor's sword. Harry can no longer find himself angry with Dumbledore even after all he has been through. Voldemort then attempts to desecrate Harry's "corpse" by casting the Cruciatus Curse on it multiple times. but is faced down by Neville. for less than noble reasons. In the confusion. whimpering in agony and abandoned under a bench. Draco Malfoy. Afterward. The death of his sister resulted from their association. Harry is given the choice of moving on or returning to try to stop Voldemort. Harry chooses to return and fight. Harry fights his way into the Great . Voldemort challenges Hogwarts to surrender. is alive and well inside Hogwarts. only Harry is worthy of possessing the Hallows. With all of his secrets in the open. At that moment. and setting it aflame. Back in the forest. Voldemort orders Narcissa Malfoy to check and see if Harry is dead. He also learns that Dumbledore himself had sought the Hallows. (in order to be able to enter the castle to find Draco). Voldemort orders Hagrid to carry Harry back to Hogwarts. Harry covers himself with the Invisibility Cloak. with Grindelwald.soul he had had inside himself has been separated by the attempted murder and is represented in his vision by a flayed naked child. In Dumbledore's opinion. and after being subtly notified that her son.
Draco Malfoy became the true master of the Elder Wand when he disarmed Dumbledore against his will.Hall casting curses and protective spells from underneath his cloak. Voldemort fights Minerva McGonagall. Tom Riddle. who chooses not to believe him. the mastership of the wand passed to Harry. where a huge battle is taking place as Hogwarts fighters. Coming face to face with Voldemort in the Great Hall. therefore. Harry explains all of this to Voldemort. Weasley. Harry's theory has been proven correct . while nearby Bellatrix battles Ginny. as Harry sees it. At the height of the battle. Since Harry had taken Malfoy's wand at Malfoy Manor. Just as the sun breaks the horizon. This shocks Voldemort more than anything Harry has said to him up to this point. from himself by telling him to feel some remorse. and Hermione. defeating him. Harry also attempts to save Voldemort who he is calling by his given name. Severus Snape. Dumbledore's Army. After Ginny narrowly avoids a killing curse. not Voldemort. Harry is seemingly faced with impossible odds — Voldemort possesses the Elder Wand and has murdered who he thought to be its previous master. Voldemort attacks Harry. the Order of the Phoenix. Luna. the Killing Curse rebounds on Voldemort.her mother takes over and kills Bellatrix. his old mentor Horace Slughorn. but Harry reveals himself by casting a Shield Charm to protect her. opposed byExpelliarmus from Harry. When Voldemort strikes Harry with the Killing Curse from the Elder Wand. Harry believes differently based on the information he received from Ollivander. and other forces battle the remnants of Voldemort's army.the . Voldemort tries to kill Mrs. In his anger. and Kingsley Shacklebolt.
Harry absent-mindedly touches the scar on his forehead. In the story's epilogue. and Lily Luna Potter. bereft of all his Horcruxes. Harry and Ginny are married and have three children named James Sirius. Draco Malfoy is married to a woman who is later disclosed as Astoria Greengrass and has a boy namedScorpius. "All was well. reminding him that the Hat will also take into account his personal preference (as it had so many years before when Harry himself was sorted). As he watches the train pull away. They all meet at King's Cross.Elder Wand refused to kill its true master. Ron and Hermione are married and have two children named Rose andHugo. He has been spared an imprisonment in Azkaban. noting that it had not pained him in nineteen years. as well as. Harry tells him that he was named after two Hogwarts headmasters. but chooses to deliberately lose the Resurrection Stone and hopes to deactivate the Elder Wand as well. Voldemort. finally dies. one of whom was a Slytherin and the bravest man he ever knew. Albus secretly confides in Harry of his fear of being Sorted into Slytherin. Harry is now master of all three Hallows." . The story closes with the words. Neville Longbottom is the Herbology professor at Hogwarts. Dumbledore's portrait applauds his decision. prepared to send their children to Hogwarts at the beginning of term. taking place nineteen years (2017) after the Battle of Hogwarts. Albus Severus.